Burundi: Promising advocacy workshop for the ratification of the abolitionist treaty
By Sarah Saint-Sorny, on 10 June 2022
On April 25, 2022, the Burundian Prison Observatory (BPO) organized a one-day advocacy workshop on the ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (OP2-ICCPR) with the support of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
European Protocol for full abolition turns 20
By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 3 May 2022
Today is the 20th anniversary of the adoption of Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, concerning the abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances.
Armenia ratifies international treaty for irreversible abolition of the death penalty
By Aurélie Plaçais, on 25 March 2021
Armenia ratified the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR on 18 March 2021.
The State of Palestine commits to abolishing the death penalty
By Louis Linel, Aurélie Plaçais, on 10 April 2019
On 18 March 2019, the State of Palestine acceded to the United Nations Treaty aiming to abolish the death penalty, becoming the 87th State Party to the OP2-PIDCP.
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São Tomé and Príncipe ratifies OP2 and approves total and definitive abolition of the death penalty
By Elise Guillot, on 18 January 2017
On 10 January 2017, São Tomé and Príncipe ratified the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty and became its 84th State party.
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ACAT-CI commits to the ratification of OP2 in Côte d’Ivoire
By N'guettia Yves Arsene Kouadio - ACAT Côte d'Ivoire, on 4 January 2017
Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture in Côte d’Ivoire (ACAT CI) has conducted advocacy activities between May and November 2016 in order to raise awareness on the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (OP2), aiming at the abolition of the death penalty. This project has been supported by the International Organisation of la Francophonie (OIF) and the International Federation of ACAT (FIACAT).
Irreversible abolition of the death penalty in Togo and the Dominican Republic
By Guillaume Colin and Aurélie Plaçais, on 27 September 2016
On 14 September 2016, Togo acceded to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on the abolition of the death penalty, joined on 21 September 2016 by the Dominican Republic. These accessions make abolition of the death penalty in Togo and the Dominican Republic irreversible.
African Commission adopts draft Protocol on abolition
By Maria Donatelli, on 24 April 2015
At its 56th ordinary session, the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) put the abolition of the death penalty at the heart of its debates and adopted a draft regional treaty to help African Union member states move away from capital punishment.
A universal tool with regional equivalents
By Aurélie Plaçais, on 2 April 2013
The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is the only universal international treaty that prohibits executions and provides essential mechanisms to entrench the abolition of the death penalty in the world. As of the 15th January 2017, 84 States out of the 169 State parties to the ICCPR […]
From restrictions to abolition
By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 17 August 2012
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has published a new report and called for abolition of the death penalty.
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